Emotional Response To Music

Author: Goins, Wayne E.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface 1. Introduction: Factors Related to Emotional Response 2. Methods of Measuring Aesthetic Response (Hevner’s Adjective Wheel; Continuous Response Digital Interface) 3. The Elusive Nature of Aesthetic Response (Describing Music and Emotions; Music and Aesthetics; Reliability and Assessment) 4. Pat Metheny: A Brief Biography 5. Metheny’s Gradual Progression Toward a Rhetorical Style (Vocal Evolution; Elements of Rhetoric; Parallel Approaches to Musical Treatment by Leonard Ratner and Pat Metheny; Selected Rhetorical Figures) 6. Preliminary Work Using Metheny’s Music (Pilot Studies) 7. The Effect of Moodstates on Listener Responses to Metheny’s Music (Stimuli; Stimulus Tapes; Data Collection; Procedure) 8. Results (Individual Analysis of Emotional Responses; Demographic Analysis; Reliability) 9. Interpreting the Effect of Metheny’s Music 10. Final Thoughts Appendix; Bibliography; Indices – Album, Performer, Researcher